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Twitter feed issues

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  • #3810

    I wasn’t sure where I should post this but I’m having an issues with the twitter widget, it keeps displaying…

    “Could not fetch Twitter RSS feed.”

    I can’t seem to find a problem, any thoughts?

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  • #3811
    Jason Bobich


    Unfortunately, there’s no real great answer I have for you. The theme uses WordPress’s built-in implementation of SimplePie to fetch data from Twitter’s RSS and then it stores it for two hours before fetching it again.

    When the theme outputs “Could not fetch Twitter RSS feed,” it means it received an error from WordPress when it tried to fetch the data. There are various theoretical reasons this could happen. If you’re on a cheaper, shared hosting account, you could just be working on limited resources the time the request was sent to Twitter, maybe Twitter was running slow at that exact moment, etc.

    Continue to monitor it. If it continues to be a problem on your server’s environment, that are a lot of Twitter plugins out there you can try. Many of them retrieve data by accessing the Twitter API in different ways, opposed to how we fetch from the RSS. So, possibly one of these other methods will work better for your setup.


    -shakes fist- 🙂 Yea its seems like the RSS feed “works”… however I picked up a different plug-ing which I’m using on my other sites which I have zero problems with.

    Thanks for the quick reply!

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